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for Business North Carolina Vol. 19 Issue 1, Jan 1999
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Gordon Smith III of Raleigh has raised $36.5 million for his nonprofit Exploris, Inc., which operates a charter school and a children's museum in downtown Raleigh. The school opened in 1997 and the Exploris Museum soon after. Both will specialize in international education. Smith is the great-grandson of education governor Charles Brantley Aycock.
There are now 132 certified nurse-midwives in the state. Even though an individual must first be a registered nurse and pass a strict midwifery course of study, many people still think of the profession in terms of the 19th-century, untrained midwife. The only North Carolina school offering an accredited program is East Carolina University.
The Lamm family, father Mack and sons Charlie and Mike, run the Wilson-based Southern Motorsports, Inc. They currently own and operate the Southern National Speedway outside Kenly and the Orange County Speedway near Rougemont. Their goal is to build the largest chain of small racetracks in the state.
Partnership for the Sounds, founded in 1993 and based in Columbia, seeks to interest tourists traveling to the beaches in eco-tourism in Tyrrell, Hyde, Beaufort, and Bertie Counties.